Talent Selection, Development and Retention

Talent management for any organization is a continuous process. This program will illustrate how each step of the process is equally important. Job fit has been determined by The Harvard School of Business to be more important than education, skill, and experience. A comprehensive recruiting process can eliminate the gut reactions that frequently result in a wrong hire. On-going performance management, coaching and development have been proven to have a larger impact on retention than annual salary increases.

In the end, it is the people that achieve the overall strategic objectives of an organization. Having the right people in the right roles and providing the right kind of environment are the keys to achieving organizational success. Participants will leave with tools and templates that will enable them to immediately put learning into practice. A personal plan of action that will identify next steps and personal development options will be created for each participant.

Talent Selection, Development and Retention is an elective seminar for the Certificate in Managing Human Resources.


(Online: 3 partial days, 9 am - 1 pm, Atlantic Time)

  • December 5 - 7, 2022
  • March 22 - 24, 2023


Facilitator: Brenda Fair, CPHR
Location: Online 

Program Content

Comprehensive Selection Techniques

  • From the ad to the offer
  • Effective resume screening
  • Job fit focus
  • Competency based recruiting
  • Behavioural based interviewing
  • Tools and templates to create a seamless recruiting process

Orientation and Onboarding

  • Necessary components
  • Ownership of process
  • Checklists and processes for effective onboarding

Training and Development

  • Training Needs Assessment
  • Adult Learning
  • Options for training delivery
  • Training Evaluation

The Performance Management Process

  • The role of HR in performance feedback and the annual review cycle
  • Annual Review forms, options and templates
  • 360 feedback
  • Coaching for success
  • Terminations and discipline process
  • Documentation requirements

Retaining Top Performers

  • Motivations, incentives and reward systems
  • Components of an engaged workforce
  • Measuring engagement and culture

HR Case Studies

  • Applying the learning
  • Creating Solutions for HR challenges

What You Will Learn

  • The latest trends in talent management
  • How to develop a comprehensive recruiting system
  • How to effectively develop and administer effective performance management systems
  • How to create an environment that supports loyalty and longevity
  • The connection between the workplace culture and retention

Who Should Attend?

You will benefit from this seminar if you:

  • are currently an HR practitioner and want to accelerate your career in this field
  • are an operational manager with some HR responsibilities
  • are an HR manager wanting to refresh your skills and remain current with the latest practices and theories in the field
  • are a business owner without HR support on your team